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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 24, 2006 9:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: your up to date torrent report

here's another one...becoming a torrent junkie and you guys did this to me with your positive praises of torrent use.anyway 06-27-85 spac,sartoga,n.y. great 85 show,the set list...set one..midnight hour>bertha>rooster,get off the balcony speech by phil lesh,stagger lee>el paso,crazy fingers>supplication jam>high time,bucket>don't ease........set two..stranger>eyes>gdtrfb>woman smarter>drumz>space>truckin>spoonful>black peter>lovelight...encores..johnny b goode>baby blue at shn/flac...average download speed i'm getting is 230 k/bs.enjoy

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 25, 2006 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

welcome to the torrent world. Have you checked out the selection at dimeadozen.org?

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 25, 2006 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Hey Jody - Once in the torrent world, will the sharing part slow my performace here? I'm on DSL.

Dl'ing files slows all who share my wireless, does sharing via bt do the same thing? Particularly the outgoing stuff?

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 25, 2006 5:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Not quite sure I u/stand the question. What do mean by here? I am not wireless, but I have dsl. The only time I ever an effect on speed or performance is if I have 3 shows downloading at once while my daughter has her IM on and shes working on a Word document. If the other computers in the house are on the same wireless connection, and each of you have 2-3 things going at once, I assume it would be like me having 6-7 windows open/running at once on my computer. Is that an answer to your question? I'm really not very technically inclined.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 25, 2006 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

OK. I think that does answer the q. When I'm dl'ing via my dsl, all things internet(email, browser, print-share, steaming LMA) move at a snails pace. So, I must dl when it won't effect our businesses.

The difference in with bt, you have info going 2 ways correct? So, I assume even if I am not dl'ing but helping 'seed'(?) a show, the outgoing data may slow me down as well. Which may be a problem for me...

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Poster: deadmax Date: Oct 25, 2006 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

With DSL you have a download speed and an upload speed. Your RJ-11 (telephone wire coming into your house) has four wires - two are used for voice to transmit and receive. The other two are dormant unless you have DSL then they are used for download and upload. Upload is ALWAYS slower for obvious reasons. Your upload should not affect your download.

You share your DSL connection with your neighbors. You all share a "trunk" from the local CO (Central Office) which is the closest central phone company Hub to your neighborhood. The more people in your neighborhood with DSL and the more that are on, the slower the connection.

IOW: 5pm to 10pm are not the best times to be on because everyone is on. Thats why you can seem to have bursts of shows being downloaded over night - no one is on. (Unless your neighbor gets his jollies in the wee hours)

Hope this helps.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 25, 2006 10:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Thanks deadmax. Yes, I'm prepared to switch to cable. 5 years ago when I got DSL it was fast because few in my area had it. No more. It doesn't just seem slower, IT IS!

So cable, here I come. Someday soon, I'm certain...

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 26, 2006 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Deadmax- you need to chime in more often as you possess knowledge most of us (certainly me)lack. If you see us stumbling around with technically threatening issues, feel free to take the lead.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 26, 2006 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Deadmax- you need to chime in more often as you possess knowledge most of us (certainly me)lack. If you see us stumbling around with technically threatening issues, feel free to take the lead.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 26, 2006 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Yeah, it sounds like when you're sleeping ot at work might be the best time to work the torrents.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 25, 2006 8:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

hey jody i can never get in at dimeadozen,something about a 100,000 member cap.who's wheels do i have to grease to get in.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 25, 2006 10:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

tiger ... read this somewhere recently ... don't know if it was here on the forum or at one of the bit torrent sites. But DIME prunes it's userbase at midnight Saturday. The site will be down while the process is ongoing, but once it's up again, there should be some slots opened up. Good luck!

I cannot personally verify this, but it's worth a try, right?

Addendum: actually, now that i think about it, i b'lieve DIME is down every night just after midnight for database maintainance ... so no need to wait until Sat.

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2006-10-26 05:26:28

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2006-10-26 05:39:51

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 26, 2006 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your up to date torrent report

Was not aware of a cap, but the advice shared regarding Sat night sounds like a good start. If so inclined, I assume there is a moderater that might be contacted about the specifics- maybe a waiting list. My guess is that it might weed out leechers who show little or no upload rates proportionate to their download rates. It does have a tracking mechanism for each user.